Born: 1922, Ipswich.

Died: 23rd July 1941; age: 19; Fracture of the skull sustained when riding a motor cycle.

Residence: ‘Brookwood’ 337, Main Road, Martlesham, Suffolk.

Occupation: Joiner’s Assistant.

Based at Royal Air Force Aerodrome, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire.


Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class; Service Number: 959339.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.


Grace Reference:


Ipswich New Cemetery,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William John & Edith Maud Sheppard, of Martlesham.


Father: William John Sheppard, born 1886, Ipswich – died February 1941 – ‘Brookwood’ 337, Main Road, Martlesham. A Building Contractor’s Manager.

Mother: Edith Maud Sheppard (nee Gayfer), born 1898, Ipswich.


Death Certificate:

Fracture of the base of the skull sustained when riding a motor cycle on the London Road, Bourton-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire. He accidentally collided with cattle on the highway.

No Post Mortem.

Inquest held on the 25th July & 1st August 1941.

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